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ZTE Blade V8 Lite


ZTE Blade V8 Lite
ZTE Blade V8 Lite (Blade Series)
Mediatek MT6750 8 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 143 x 71 ( = 0.31 x 5.63 x 2.8 in)
2500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
141 g ( = 4.97 oz / 0.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 40%, features: 60%, display: 60% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZTE Blade V8 Lite

84% ZTE Blade V8 Lite
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 92% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Смартфон ZTE Blade V8 Lite: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN version
Positive: Nice design; metal case. Negative: Short battery life; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2017



While Chinese manufacturers are a commonplace in the android market space it’s quite surprising a brand name like ZTE doesn’t seem to stand out outside of its home market unlike Huawei or even Xiaomi. That being said ZTE has some competitive offerings too such as the Blade V8 Lite which is a supposedly cut down version of the Blade V8. However, it still does have noteworthy specs for users who don’t have unreasonable demands. Starting with its specs the ZTE Blade V8 Lite sports a Mediatek MT6750 SoC unlike its bigger brother which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, it also has 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage.  In terms of its chassis design the ZTE Blade V8 Lite is quite elegantly designed making it look and feel premium, because of its metal casing users can be rest assure that it will remain rigid without flexing too much. One noticeable thing most manufacturers seem to do these days is the awkward location of the fingerprint reader which is located on the back of the casing, never mind the non-removable battery but it does feel awkward to have a single indent on the back of the casing just for a simple feature. As this device is designed for the budget price bracket users shouldn’t expect too much from it other than being sufficiently powerful enough for a typical user needs.

The equipped screen is of a IPS HD panel which is about expected for a device of this price. Brightness of the display is about satisfactory and so is color reproduction and vibrancy. Overall the display does its job without diminishing its purpose. While most budget phones these days are starting to have a rear dual camera setup this isn’t the case for the ZTE Blade V8 Lite as it only has an 8 MP rear and a 5MP front camera which isn’t really disappointing although what is disappointing is its relatively low megapixel count since even within this price bracket there are devices with 10 or 13MP rear and front cameras. As for the picture quality under good lighting conditions the ZTE Blade V8 Lite does perform substantially well however as with most budget phones low lighting conditions does affect its quality. Moving over to the battery the ZTE Blade V8 Lite is equipped with a 2500mAh battery which is about the average, it’s no large battery by any means but with hardware that barely sips power users can expect reasonable runtimes. The takeaway from this is if users just want a decent smartphone without all the bells and whistles the ZTE Blade V8 Lite might just be suited for that given case otherwise there are better choices out there in the similar price bracket.

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6750: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1 GHz) with 64-Bit support and integrated LTE Cat. 6 radio.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


ZTE is short for Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited, which was founded in China in 1985 and is partly state-owned. ZTE's core business is wireless, optical transmission, data transmission equipment, telecommunications software and cell phones, USB sticks, routers and tablets.

84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-03-14)